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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
it. >> reporter: with president obama and mitt romney both in ohio today, the focus is likely to shift back to the economy. >> thank you, karen. >>> all of the new numbers putting more pressure on the vice presidential candidates who debate this coming thursday night. live coverage begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> one month of the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans were killed in a consulate attack in benghazi, there's word that a top white house official will visit libya today. reports say john brennan, the top white house counterterrorism adviser, will be in tripoli to meet with senior libyan officials about the investigation into the killing of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >>> and a story breaking overnight. more explosive rhetoric out of north korea this morning, warning that the united states is in striking distance of its missiles. today's remarks are in response of south korea's announcement of a deal with the u.s. to triple the range of its missiles. the north says it shows the allies are plotting to invade the country. >>> a travel
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 8:00am EDT
. the countdown to the next battle between president obama and mitt romney. both men are in intense training for the second debate on tuesday.1 with 23 days left before election day, the stakes could not be higher. many believe the president needs a knockout to regain momentum. it's "your voice, your vote." here's abc's david kerley. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning. the president, how serious is he taking this debate? he's hold up in a virginia resort for three days of debate preparation. his performance could blunt romney's place in the poll. the stage is being set in new york. the ring, if you will. for the next debate round. >> i think the stakes are enormous, particularly for the president. >> reporter: round one went to romney. the second round, biden got obama back in the fight, even if the overall debate with ryan was a draw.;v now with round three just days away, this morning, the candidates are in their corners. mitt romney in boston. the president in williamsburg, virginia. not for golf, but for debate practice. that's because after the first debate, the president w
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am EDT
in california and mitt romney in virginia. but both campaigns have their eyes on a new poll that shows the race getting even tighter. >> we begin with abc's tahman bradley in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> good morning, paula, good morning, rob. polls show a tighter race after last night's debate. and president obama is bringing up huge cash, in fact, he's back on track to raise more than $1 billion. >> reporter: overnight the stars came out to help president obama. bill clinton and katy perry were among celebrities on hand at a fund-raiser. one of five events expected to raise $10 million. this after mr. obama and democrats raised $181 million last month. the president made a joke last week. >> they just performed flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president's rival, mitt romney is on the stump drawing huge crowds, thousands of accounts in florida. >> you'll have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. >> reporter: a new gallup poll confirms romney picked up momentum af
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
the president leading mitt romney, 51% to 47 $ with ohio voters. both candidates for vice president preparing for tomorrow night's debate in kentucky which starts at 9:00. you can watch that right here on abc 7. we invite you to log onto wjla.com/react from your smartphone to give us your instant reaction. >> the first lady stopped in leesburg virginia. a woman in the audience fainted. >> are we could right there? we got somebody down right here. we're coming. help is on the way. [applause] here is the trick stand up -- you gotta bend those knees. >> the woman turned out to be ok. mrs. obama was able to continue his speech. consumer news -- the airbag in your car may be a counterfeit. >> there is a massive recall from taiba. -- toyota. >> we have toyota recalling nearly 2.5 million vehicles in the u.s. and 7 million globally. because of problems of the master power windows which in more than 12 models that includes tundras and rav 4s that could result in smoke or even fire. thousands knock off airbags -- that edo not inflate properly. more information will be posted on safer car/r.gov. there
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approvove this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcncer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eighhured billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loveved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it his priorities? >> the space shuttle endeavor is alling to his final destination tonight. it is now all systems go. endeavor is shuttle on its final journey after 25 missions to space. the trip from lax to its ment home to the center, folksence gathered to catch the once-in-a- lifetime site. >> pretty amazing. >> it feels like i am being part tory.s is a complicated move and also a surreal view. it used to travel at more than 17,000 miles an hour. it is now moving in only 2 miles an hour. that l
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
is back to business for both of them. joe biden will have to hire with mitt romney. first, fighting for virginia. a live picture ready to get under way in richmond. scott thuman is there with a report starting at 5:00 p.m. the meantime, coming up on news at noon, if either going to extremes to protect his children. what police are saying about this threat to shoot anyone who hits his child. and the secretary of defense setting up a warning about what he calls a cyber pearl harbor. what does that mean? first of the nationals are going to affect track work on metro this weekend. you might get a smoother ride. and adam caskey is down at nats [ male announcer ] president obama says he's creating jobs but he's really creating debt. the facts are clear. obama's four deficits are the four largest in us history. he's adding almost as much debt as all 43 previous presidents -- combined. and over 30 cents of every dollar obama spends is borrowed. much of it from countries like china. he's not just wasting money he's borrowing it and then wasting i
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
governor romney holding a slight lead. 49/47 but both are looking at these numbers from ohio, as well, the battleground state that might decide this. the president with a narrow margin there. tuesday's debate between mitt romney and the president more crucial and the president's team acknowledging there will be changes and david kerley at the white house tonight. >> hello, everybody, hello. i brought some food. >> reporter: president obama took a break today to visit a campaign office, now into his second day of intense debate preparation. >> how is it going, sir? >> it is going great. >> reporter: the president is holed up at this williamsburg, virginia, resort walking and enjoying the scenery, we are told, between sessions. far from the campaign trail, preparing for his rematch with romney. >> i don't think in the history of recorded presidential debates has there been such a momentum shift off of the first presidential debate, and so the president has to turn the momentum back in his direction. >> reporter: the obama team was quite open today about how damaging the first debate was
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the e budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while e cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it inin his priorities? according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes the mdle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study orfor yourself at american.co. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years.s. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> welcome back to battleground virginia. of economy is at the center election, and at the center of the economy is small business. talk a lotpaigns how they are going to help small businesses. v
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
is underway right now. >> coming up tonight -- the issue mitt romney is pushing hard on the campaign trail today. >> hi diane. happy monday. to the election. it was a brand new race for both campaigns. >> it really is. governor romney charging forward today on foriegn policy. and the president is building up pressure for a comeback. we have more on that tonight. >> i know you also have more on that crazy nascar crash everyone is talking about. >> 25 cars piled up in the final lap. we know that this happens in the highways, too. we decided to find out if we could learn more about surviving these collisions. >> you can watch those stories and more tonight on world news after abc7 news at 6:00. >> in montgomery county, a truck hit a tree and ended up on top of i suv. this happened at 7:30 this morning. no one was injured but the road was shut down for a while as crews clear the scene -- crews cleared the scene. >> it looks like pepco may have dodged a bullet tonight. the utility company has reportedly reached a tentative agreement with the international brotherhood of electrical workers. pepc
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> a poll out today shows romney with a four-point lead among likely voters. the gallup poll has the president of by four. both men are expected to be in ohio tomorrow and the focus is expected to shift back to the economy. >> thanks. in the meantime, it is a big week for the candidates for vice president. on wednesday night, joe biden and paul ryan go head-to-head in their one and only debate. both are lowering expectations for themselves and inflating them for their opponent. biden says the ryan has been straight forward during the campaign and ryan is praising biden. analysts will watch this debate closely because of the president's performance, which disappointed some people, last week. and remember you can see the vice-presidential debate on abc7 thursday night beginning at 9:00. >> and we're following developing news tonight where there may be a major break in the case of a missing teenager. this afternoon searchers found a body in a wooded area near where bryan glenn's car was found last week. he went missing after dropping his brother off at school. his car was found next
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. both candidates taking an opportunity to get out on the campaign trail. romney spent the day in florida trying to boost his chances in that critical swing state. obama is that a campaign events in california. on the sunday talk show circuit there were still talking about the debate. >> we had a good week. we need to have a good one this began the week after. >> i will not take away from his masterful performance. he did a superb acting job. he did everything but learn to tap dance. >> up next on the debate calendar, a vice presidential debate face-off. >> venezuelan immigrants have made the journey to louisiana to vote in today's presidential election elie their homeland. people started lining up early this morning outside the venezuelan consulate to pass their ballot for the incumbent hugo chavez or the young opponent. they closed down the miami consulate. >> we drove 23 hours to come here. a further reason to stay in your house secure in venezuela. it does not matter you vote for. vote. >> people from as many as 10 states travel to new orleans. >> a cold and damp sunday. will it be th
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
failed to do last week's. >> both president obama and mitt romney watched closely. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i cannot be prouder. >> and running mates even shared a few laughs. >> i think the vice president knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth of the right way. [laughter] >> but i always say what i mean. >> the next big debate is next tuesday, when president obama and mitt romney will square off in round two in new york. brandi hitt, abc news, danville. >> it's 46 degrees outside on this friday morning. >> much more ahead. a d.c. council and talking to abc 7 news about a scandal. what do we do when something that's hard to paint really wants to be painted? we break out new behr ultra with stain-blocker from the home depot... ...the best selling paint and primer in one that now eliminates stains. so it paints over stained surfac scuffed surfaces just about any surface. what do you say we go where no paint has gone before and end up some place beautiful. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. behr ultra. now with advance
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
president obama did not do last week. >> both president obama and mitt romney watched closely. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i could not be prouder of them. >> the running mates shared a few laps. >> i think the vice president very well knows that some commodities don't come out the right way. >> i always say what i mean. >> that was one of the funniest moments of the evening. the next debate is next tuesday and we will see president obama and mitt romney go face-to-face for their second debate. >> thanks so much. we will be watching to see what happens in the next debate. 45 degrees and much more ahead here. the fight against breast cancer will have an event starting at less than one hour in >> last year susan g. komen funded more than 700,000 breast examinations for women. see how you can get involved by visiting our website. good morning, washington. >> a very good friday morning to you. here is a look at your forecast. it is a cool start to the day but even colder tomorrow morning. saturday morning looks like the cold this morning we have seen this fall. 38 in chantilly r
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm EDT
his opinion on how the next will go -- romney's former coach gave his opinion. >> we did not go after him so you need to turn up the heat. >> biden says he's ready. foreign and domestic policy issues will both be in play. it's the only vice-presidential debate before the november 6th election. >> another note, the presidential candidates are out campaigning while their running mates are preparing for the debate. romney is spending a third day in florida and the president come as you can see, will be rallying support in los angeles. >> senate hopefuls in virginia will be facing off in a debate tomorrow in richmond. that will be held on october 18th on the virginia tech campus. there are running for webb's open seat. >> tonight, we have a metro service update. work on the red line is forcing trains to single track between judiciary square and fort totten. between stadium-armory and cheverly. "extend through closing monday because it is a holiday weekend. -- work will extend through monday. coming up on abc 7 news at 5:30, a drone shot down over israel. who are they blaming for the viola
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female annouer ] but this is what the e budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while e cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? alexis dougli : i can remember when i was younger and... my family was not necessarily financially stable. we were poor. anncr: then alexis got a job at the mgm casino in michigan. and it changed her life. alexis: i started as a wardrobe clerk. but then i was able to work my way up. i got a 401k, i have health insurance... and i make great money. anncr: in m
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
" and just 30 days now to go until the election and both candidates trying to capitalize on their own momentum. governor romney fueled by his debate performance in florida drawing his biggest crowds yet and president obama with that new unemployment number back to where it was when he took office teaming up with bill clinton in california and clinton will be on the campaign trail all week and this as a new gallup poll showing the tighter race after the debate. president obama up by 3 points after being up by 6 at his peak. abc's david kerley is on the campaign trail in florida tonight. >> reporter: 9,000 flag-waving romney supporters jammed the town square, 6,000 last night, all ready to turn the president out of office. >> you all have the chance to hear his answers or his not -- nonanswers. now, of course, days later we're hearing his excuses and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> reporter: team romney is feeling his debate performance. the president obama is realizing he didn't perform at his peak. >> i think you can assume he reviewed th
ABC
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
, good morning, sir. >> reporter: good morning, dan. as of this morning, mitt romney has the mighty mo going into next week's debate. as both candidates are battling for the critical, undecided voters. >> governor mitt romney. >> reporter: back on the trail for the candidates. >> didn't joe do great last night? >> reporter: after no knockout blow in the vice presidential debate. but the romney/ryan team sees an opening. not on the economy, which is improving. but rather, the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, which resulted in the death of the ambassador and three other americans. >> he is doubling down on denial. when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. >> reporter: romney was referring to the debate. one of the first questions from abc's martha raddatz. asking joe biden why there wasn't more security in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> reporter: who is the we
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about or and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does.oe more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? >> the national's are trying to win the playoffs game. game 4 of the national division series. >> we're live the nationals park with more on a fan reaction. >> down to the wire in box against the wall. fans know that if they want to continue to see baseball played. this season, losing is not an option. positive, but nervous. fans came to the part knowing their team storybook season could come to an end. >> they have to win today. >> this seven-year-old's dad brought his son to the game knowing it could be the last they will
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 11:35pm EDT
a phone call from the who is and said look, we didn't go after governor romney as much and so you have got to turn up the heat. >> i think both men will be very prepared. >> biden says he's ready. >> all debates are tough. but i'm looking forward to it. i really am. >> foreign and domestic policy issues will be in play thursday night. it's the only vice-presidential debate before the november 6 election. i'm christina mugler reporting. >> this thursday's vice-presidential debate may actually end up being the most watched v.p. showdown to date. >> that's due in large part to presidential debate that still has many people talking and we're joined by political deputy white house edward isaac dovar. thank you for being with us. how damaging was president obama's performance during the debate on wednesday is this >> a lot of people have been very concerned about it on the democratic side. and very excited about it on the republican side. because it really did change the tone of where things were for the past few weeks. the president was moving u
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
in the way tonight of governor romney's success. >> and jon karl, you covered both these men on capitol hill. they both seemed to bring their own a-games, very different kinds of games and i nope you are also looking at the facts right here. did you see any kind of glaring factual misstatements? >> well, i think there was a lot of back and forth, frankly, it's going to be difficult to untangle. these come from different views on the views of tax cuts, but i've got to tell you something, george. i'm here in what we call spin alley. this is where all the top people for each campaign are going around and giving their take on what the -- what happened in this debate. and it is entirely different than what we saw at the last debate where, if you remember, the romney folks were out in force, talking about what a great debate they had and the obama team came in very briefly and left. in this case, the obama people are out in force, they are thrilled with biden's performance. they like the passion. they are calling him the happy warrior. i just spoke to obama's campaign manager who said this was a c
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
from the campaign trail. he will work at the white house today. mitt romney making more stops in ohio. a recent cnn poll shows the president leading mitt romney, 51% oto 47% among likely ohio voters. ann romney will be a guest house on good morning america. both candidates for vice president are getting ready for tomorrow night's debate in kentucky. if such at 9:00. you can watch the whole thing right here on abc 7. we invite you to log on at wjla.com/react from your smartphone. >> it is 5:38. 55 degrees. >> much more still ahead. new details on the meningitis outbreak. the number of cases crime. come on, kids, we've got to go. [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but miteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. you guys want to g to the park? yeah! yeah! minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs/pharmacy. accepts united heal
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
win. and both president obama and mitt romney head to the crucial battleground state of ohio today. >>> also, more fallout from the nasty wedding brawl, all caught on tape. one of the guests is now charged. and new pictures of the bride just moments after the mayhem. look at that. >>> and we also are hearing the death threats with "dancing with the stars." big emotion for bristol palin, under so much strain right now. and mysterious white powder sent to her. we're going inside that story. >> that's strange. >>> let's get right to jerry sandusky. he's speaking out before his sentencing this morning, convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse. sandusky still insists he's innocent. abc's jim avila has been covering this story from the start. he's outside the pennsylvania courtroom, where sandusky will appear later today. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, george. we expect from his attorneys and also from his public statement last night that jerry sandusky will be defiant and also unapologetic this morning. and now, abc news has obtained a portion of what one of his victims is
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 11:35pm EDT
-- >> oh, now you're jack kennedy. >> ronald reagan -- >> reporter: at the end, each man summed up and both chose to attack. >> my friend says that 30% of the american people are takers. romney points out 47% of the people won't take responsibility. he's talking about my mother and father. talking about the places i grew up, my neighbors. he's talking about, he's talking about the people that built this country. all they're looking for is an even shot. >> president obama, he had his chance. he made his choices. this is not what a real recovery looks like. you deserve better. mitt romney and i want to earn your support. we're offering real reforms for a real recovery for every american. >> at least it was a lot better watch than the romney/obama. meanwhile hashtag mularkey is trending nationwide. and martha raddatz has received 80,000 twitter mentions, some saying martha for vice president. >>> next, our political insiders are going to tell us who made the grade tonight. [ feedback ] attention, well, everyone. you can now try snapshot from progressive free for 30 days. just plug this into yo
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 2:30am EDT
, but still i should have remembered our anniversary. >> apparently the other guy who plays romney has perfected romneyy's creepy debate stare, so both sides had fun. >>> rosie o'donnel is a big fan of honey boo boo and wants to buy her a house. and of course honey boo boo's family, the mom says she doesn't want fame to change the family and she doesn't want the house, and they sid we don't want a house. interestingly enough rosy says not only does she love them, but she thinks honey boo boo has a lot in common with shirley temple. how about that? she has an eye for talent. >> you know what? god bless. >>> also good news from inside the abc familyand we want to extend a congratulations to our weather anchor, sam champion. he announced his engagement to his long-time boyfriend, and they could get married by the end of the year. so congrats, sam, enjoy it. of the year. so congrats, sam, enjoy it. hi, i'm jon secada. did you ow that chroronic hepatitis c affects approximately one million hispanic americans? each story is different, but for at least 20 yearars my father never said how sick
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >> 26 days and counting until day and the race is tightening as mitt romney and to thent obama take trail.n getting a better look at 3) run states. to a survey, mitt in colorado but still trails in wisconsin and virginia, but had made of ground in both. >> the tight race upping the for tonight's vice- presidential debate. biden and paul ryan square tonight from kentucky. the debate is already being dumped the thrill in the vill. .> this was not a bad night he did not show up. i said, there is no doubt i can make a better case, which is why i am looking forward to tuesday. is it possible you have the election wrapped up then? no. >> we invite you to log onto wjla.com/react to get some of your instant reaction. >> there is a new jobs report to the firedd fuel , adding to last week's report. learning that jobless the low level to in four years. people found for item on the last week. anything below 375,000 job market growth. following a developing story from reagan national this morning. travelers getting a look at the plaguing united recently. we're live from the picket lines formed t
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in kentucky tonight. rebecca cooper is in the newsroom. >> the two men are going to square off on both domestic and foreign policy. campaign officials acknowledge the stakes are high after mitt romney got such a boost thanks to his performance against president obama. it has been -- kentucky also hosted the vice presidential debate in 2000. local residents are offering their opinions. >> joe biden is not going to do very well >> in the washington area, of voters are weighing in on who will win and who they want to win. >> paul ryan is a polarizing peck. >> it is going to be pretty even. >> the many who say they plan to vote said they have no plans to watch tonight's debate. >> i did not think it makes that big of a difference. >> i do not think it will be very interesting. i have a lot of work. >> it does matter what vp did has to say. >> if something were to happen to either man, those guys have to fill the void. they're very important. >> no one has got the correct answer to my trivia question on twitter. center college lobbied hard to land the vp debates. reporting live in the news
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Oct 12, 2012 2:35am EDT
: with the polls tightening, the president needs to fire up his democratic base, while romney need to convert 2008 obama voters. rob, paula, last night here in kentucky, both of them got a lot of help from their running mates. >> karen, can we say there was a winner? can we call it a draw? i was looking at several polls, three gave it to paul ryan. three gave the to joe biden. was there a winner? or was this a tie? >> yeah, paula those instant reactions were showing voters were evenly split. but i think if you have to pick who really got what they wanted to get out of this debate it was vice president biden. the democrats are very happy because he basically stopped the bleeding from last weak's, the president's performance at last week's debate. he did two things very well. one, he promoted the president's policies and defended the president's record and did it by connecting with voters. and, that's not something that president obama was able to do last week. he also cam out aggressively against the romney policies by going after paul ryan very strongly. that is also something we didn't see last w
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
presidential duties. mitt romney is back out on the campaign trail in ohio. a new poll shows the race back crucial swing state is tightening. other battleground states will have even sought from both campaigns. michelle obama will be in colorado and bob mcdonnell and bobby jindal will be in virginia for three campaign events. we are now just weeks away from election day. >> two americans have won the nobel prize for chemistry. they are being recognized for their work on proteins and sells. lefkowitz is a researcher in chevy chase, maryland. >> toyota is recalling nearly 7.5 million vehicles because of a faulty power window switch. the recall affects more than a dozen models. you consider the full list of the bill's impact on wjla.com. >> the rev. al sharpton will lead a protest outside the u.s. supreme court today. the court will hear arguments in a course against a school by a white woman when the university chose not to choose her because of her race. the school says using race is a way to keep the student body diverse. >> for more information on these stories, visit our website wjla.com
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
ahead of the president. now, what we're seeing that romney is gaining in the key battleground states, where the race really matters. he's gained, put it to virtually a tie. in florida and virginia, he was behind in both states. and even in ohio, the president still has a lead there. but in polls this morning, romney is gaining. >> the president has about a six-point lead in ohio this morning. >>> and diane sawyer and i will have live coverage of the vice presidential debate at 9:00, 6:00 pacific. and we're proud that the moderator will be our friend and colleague, martha raddatz. >> looking forward to that, george. >>> now, to the bombshell report in the doping case against lance armstrong. nearly all of his own teammates testifying against him. saying, he not only took drugs himself, but helped them dope, as well. abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: rare home video, a revealing look inside lance armstrong's team at the 1999 tour de france. >> smile. >> reporter: this morning, many of the same loyal teammates who carried armstrong to seven tour de france victories, are b
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 2:35am EDT
, got busted >> they stopped him, yes. >>> well, all about ohio in the presidential race. both candidates campaigned hard in the state yesterday. and mitt romney has more appearances there today. abc's karen travers is joining us this morning with more on this very close race. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. good luck trying to make sense of any polls over the last couple days. one thing is clear this race has gotten tighter. mitt romney was back in iowa for the first time in nearly a month. >> iowa is going to help elect me the next president of the united states. >> reporter: flying over his event this sign mocking him for the comments about big bird at last week's debate. the obama campaign is also trying to keep that in the news with this new ad. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> reporter: republicans say the president's campaign is showing signs of desperation. >> these are tough times. with real serious, use. so you have to scratch your head when the president spend the last week talking about savi
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 2:35am EDT
, shows mitt romney bouncing up. he is now ahead 49% to 45% over the president. >>> although the race does remain very close. with both candidates returning to a state critical for victory in november. abc's karen travers is joining us now with more. hey, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. a month out from election day, yesterday wasn't the typical day on the campaign trail. mitt romney was focused on foreign policy and the president was asking for cash not votes. shifting his focus to foreign affairs, mitt romney launched a scathing attack on president obama's policies and leadership overseas. >> it's time to change course in the middle east. it's clear the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> reporter: so far the economy has dominated the campaign debate. the romney campaign tried to seize on questions and criticisms about the president's handling of last month's attack in libya. it was also a chance to try to reverse the tide after some of romney's perceived missteps including initial response to the libya attack.
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
romney is ahead with steam in the debate. abc's david muir is here with the latest. >> both campaigns eagerly awaiting polls in those crucial battleground states of who is ahead after the political whiplash. the president lifted with that unemployment rate, now below 8%. even the president overnight reviewing his own debate performance. >> reporter: 3red obama on the west coast overnight, a star-studded concert fund-raiser. the president with a not so subtle reference to his own debate performance. >> they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: one of six fund-raisers expected to bring in nearly $10 million with help from bill clinton and stars including katy perry who tweeted this photo of her presidential polish. it comes as we learned the president had a record haul in september, $181 million in donations. the most that an incumbent president has raised in a single month. but mitt romney charging ahead with his debate performance now getting one of his biggest crowds yet. >> i'm convinced that you'll have a chance to hear his answers or
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >>> big ralls for both candidates in the battleground state of ohio. and this morning, polls continue to show a surge for mitt romney. >> and listen to this story. it outraged me and everyone here all morning long. a young, 14-year-old girl. she inspired so many as a symbol of defiance against the taliban because she was promoting education among women. she is fighting for her life, after the taliban targeted her, gunned her down. she survived. and a team of surgeons extracted a bullet from her neck this morning. she is recovering. we'll have the latest on the story. >> one brave young woman. >>> we have to switch gears now. we want to show you a video we can't stop watching. how so many people are getting up close and personal with tigers. is it just wild encounter? or too close to nature? >> saw the alligator. >>> we have a guest today. ann romney will come in our second hour. >>> we're going to begin with the alarmliing arrest at l.a.x. the big question, how did he make it on that flight into los angeles in the first place? cecilia vega is here with more. good morning, cecilia. >>
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